|Robert Davison, let's cut to the chase already.
What limits to free speech, outside direct threats of physical force or fraud, do you see as the proper realm of law?
For instance, let's say I tell a female co-worker she has "nice tits" knowing she does not welcome it. She complains to my boss and he refuses to penalize me.
Should I be fined by the police?
Should she sue me and win?
Should she sue my employer and win?
The current lawsuits over "sexual harassment" only have legal merit because of the myriad laws on the books regarding discrimination, etc. Of course, anyone can sue anyone over anything, but laws give these suits teeth they otherwise would not have.
What is your vision for limits to total freedom of speech?
If you say this is not a role for government, but only for good manners, then we would likely agree.
If you say government does have a role here, then spell it for us clearly and succinctly.
(Edited by Luke Setzer on 11/03, 9:46am)